Faculty & Research

Anuj Shah

Anuj K. Shah

Associate Professor of Behavioral Science

Anuj K. Shah uses psychology and behavioral science to examine social issues such as poverty, crime, and violence. His research has appeared in Science, Psychological Science, and Psychological Bulletin, among other journals. He is an affiliate of the University of Chicago Crime Lab and is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at ideas42, a social science research and development laboratory which uses scientific insights to design innovative policies and products.

Shah earned his Ph.D. in psychology from Princeton University, where he received teaching awards from the psychology department and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.


2018 - 2019 Course Schedule

Number Title Quarter
38103 Strategies and Processes of Negotiation 2018 (Fall)
38901 Current Topics in Behavioral Science I 2019 (Winter)

2019 - 2020 Course Schedule

Number Title Quarter
38002 Managerial Decision Making 2020 (Spring)
38601 Workshop in Behavioral Science 2019 (Fall)

Other Interests

Cooking, brewing, eating.


Shah, A. K., & Oppenheimer, D. M. Grouping information for judgments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 140, 1-13 (2011).

Zhao, J., Shah, A. K., & Osherson, D. On the provenance of judgments of conditional probability. Cognition, 113, 26-36 (2009).

Shah, A. K., & Oppenheimer, D. M. The path of least resistance: Using easy to access information. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18, 232-236 (2009).

Shah, A. K., & Oppenheimer, D. M. Heuristics made easy: An effort-reduction framework. Psychological Bulletin, 134, 207-222 (2008).

Shah, A. K., & Oppenheimer, D. M. Easy does it: The role of fluency in cue weighting. Judgment and Decision Making, 2, 371-379 (2007).